1. WAR CHEST

    Obama Raises $68M at End of 2011

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    President Obama's approval rating might be faltering, but he can still raise a lot of money. Obama's campaign took in more than $68 million in the last three months of 2011, both for his own re-election and for the Democratic Party. Campaign officials had hoped to raise at least $60 million during the quarter. In total, Obama and the DNC raised more than $220 million in 2011. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren showed own her fundraising chops in the last quarter, raising $5.7 million, far more than her opponent Sen. Scott Brown's $3.2 million.

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